~Psalm 51:13 [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Not everyone is a good teacher. Students are quite aware of the methods and practices used by teachers, whether they are genuine or ‘forced.’ Students can tell whether or not their teacher is well prepared. In fact, the amount of time the teacher puts into preparing prior to the class will directly affect the outcome of the class. I’ve heard that a teacher isn’t really a teacher until a student has actually been taught.
As I apply today’s text to my Christian testimony, I ask myself if I am a good teacher to those around me Do I contradict my words by my actions, which in turn reflects hypocrisy? Do I “practice what I preach”? Do I put the cart before the horse in my words instead of getting to the point of what is important: the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?
Do I teach sinners about their sin? Pointing the unsaved to the Law allows them to see the Ten Commandments as their schoolmaster, just as we did. One cannot know he’s going to go to Hell until he realizes he has broken the Law and is lost, correct? The Law reveals the sin in the heart of man. But the good news follows in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
What are God’s ways? God’s the master teacher, amen? He gave us the Law to see our sin – then He gave us His Son to pay the penalty for that sin. It’s ALL provided by God and nothing man can do will add anything to what has already been done